The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 5, 2009
New BOE board member to be sworn in today

Former state Assemblyman Jerome Horton will become a member of the Board of Equalization today during a ceremony in Southern California.

Horton will represent the board's 4th District, representing 8.5 million residents in Los Angeles County. He'll be the first African American to serve on the BOE since its inception in 1879 and the third African American constitutional officer in state history.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will administer the oath during the swearing in ceremony planned for 5:30 p.m. at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.

Click here for the BOE press release that has more details about Horton.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


Now on the State Worker column

State Pay Database

This database allows you to search the salaries of California's 300,000-plus state workers and view up to four years of their pay history.


October 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives